Philip: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Philip

Philip

Pronunciation: FI-lip (key)

Origin of the name Philip:

Derived from the Latin Philippus, which is from the Greek Philippos (lover of horses). The name is composed of the elements philos (loving) and hippos (horse). Var: Philipp, Phillip, Phillipp.

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My name is Philip, and most people call me Phil, though I've tried at various times to go only by Philip.

Many people will spell it with two "L"s if you spell it with one, or they will spell it with one "L" if you like it with two.

Nicknames for Philip: | Edit

Phil, Pip, Flip, Lip, Plip, Fip, Fips, Philo, Filbert

Meanings and history of the name Philip: | Edit

(Greek) Lover of horses.

Famous real-life people named Philip: | Edit

King Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great
St. Philip, apostle
St. Philip Neri, founder of the Congregation of the Oratory
Philip I, II, III, IV, V, and VI, kings of France
Philip I, II, III, IV and V, kings of Spain
Philip, Prince of Asturias, heir to the throne of Spain
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II
Phil Donohue, talk show host
Philip Glass, American composer
Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race
Phil Lesh, Grateful Dead bassist
Phil Lynott, classic rock musician (Thin Lizzy)
Phil Hartman, American comedian
Phillip "Dr. Phil" McGraw, talk show host
Philip McKeon, actor ("Alice")
Philip Roth, American author
Phil Rudd, AC-DC drummer
Phil Collins, British singer
Philip Glenister, British actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
Phillip Schofield, British TV Presenter
Phil Spector, American musician
Phil Silvers, American actor
Phil Hughes, MLB starting pitcher for the New York Yankees.

Philip in song, story & screen: | Edit

Philip J. Fry, Futurama character
Philip Banks, a character from TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Philip Blake (The Governor), a major antagonist in AMC's TV series, The Walking Dead
Philip Marlowe, a detective and a Raymond Chandler character
Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, the protagonist from Great Expectations
Philip Carey, the protagonist from Of Human Bondage
Phil, the Prince of Insufficient Light, Dilbert character
Phil and Lil DeVille, from the Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats and All Grown Up!
Phil Diffy, the main character from Disney's Phil of the Future
Phil Mitchell, EastEnders character
Phillip Chen, a character in the novel and television miniseries Noble House
Prince Phillip, a character from Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959 film)

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